City Rail Link | Hopetoun St | Public Project


Mark Barber - City Rail Link | Link Alliance • 3 June - 31 Dec

24 hrs/7 days
construction site: Cnr Hopetoun St and Beresford Square
Mark Barber

Auckland Festival of Photography Trust present a curated Public Project for Link Alliance | City Rail Link.

Since 2020 the Festival has partnered with the largest public infrastructure project in Auckland, to help build a city-wide contemporary cultural experience which takes place within Auckland's non-gallery sites and public spaces during June each year.

This year our outdoor street exhibition partners with Link Alliance, a consortium of several companies contracted to build the main section of the City Rail Link tunnels, and with people and the movement of people at its heart, have commissioned two shows for the public to enjoy a behind the scenes peek at the work being done. 

The utilitarian City Rail Link project will at least double rail capacity for daily commuters in the City. At the heart of the City Rail Link project is the people who are working to build the stations, most who go unnoticed underground, being transformed into art portraits by Auckland based commercial photographer, Mark Barber. He has captured the humanity of the moment within the construction - People.

The festival has encouraged public projects for the community since it’s inception in 2004, with shows set in community spaces across the region such as at any alternative venues. 

Walk, skate, cycle or jog by.

Street parking is very limited around the construction site so do try to use public transport or park nearby and walk.

Mark Barber

Mark Barber, Karangahape Station Nina

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